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Want to know what the Bible says about sadness? Here are 102 Bible verses about sadness from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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John 14:1 NIV
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.
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Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
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1 Peter 5:7 NIV
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
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James 5:13 NIV
Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.
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John 15:7 NIV
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
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John 14:18 NIV
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
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1 Peter 5:10 NIV
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
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1 John 1:9 NIV
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
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John 10:29 NIV
My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.
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John 17:15 NIV
My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.
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Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
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John 14:16 NIV
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—
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Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
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Proverbs 15:13-14 NIV
13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful,
    but heartache crushes the spirit.
14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge,
    but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.
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John 20:26-29 NIV
26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”
28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
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Isaiah 53:4 NIV
Surely he took up our pain
    and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
    stricken by him, and afflicted.
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Matthew 5:44 NIV
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
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John 14:2 NIV
My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?
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Romans 8:34 NIV
Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died —more than that, who was raised to life —is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.
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John 3:16 NIV
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
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